The SCS Engineers study will examine infrastructure alternatives in Santa Clara County that can
support increasing composting and organics diversion over the next 15 years. The study will
determine if there is a gap between projected capacities and anticipated material tonnages. SCS
will make recommendations regarding potential solutions for additional capacity and waste
reductions. The study will look at alternatives, such as anaerobic digestion, small scale in-vessel
composting, backyard composting, grass-cycling, food rescue and other methods, that are
sustainable and economically feasible.